We picked up a late entry for the Black Cat contest. Ross Radke gives us a stunning Black Cat...
"I've always liked Black Cat in Spidey comics, even if she does suffer from comparisons to Catwoman. I wanted to make her more like a Lara Croft-type character and maybe pushed that influence a little too far. She is sexy like James Bond is sexy - she gets around, but is always in control of the situation, using her sexuality as a means of getting to what she wants. "I liked the idea of a 'cat's claw' grappling hook and also of turning her fur collar into a hood. I wanted her to be more tricked out with gadgets and stuff since she's basically powerless. I played around with different hair styles - she's always had the same haircut."
Ross also sent in a collection of his preliminary sketches, which are worth checking out:
I personally love it. A lot of thought went behind this, as evident from the sketches.